Fridge energy reduction at Willows High School


  • The  energy  used  for catering  facilities  typically  accounts  for  around  10% of a school’s energy  costs.
  • One day installation with no disruption to the schools daily running
  • 13 controls fitted with saving levels of 22% on some fridge and freezers

Willows High School

Willows High School is a secondary school located in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff, Wales. It caters for pupils aged 11 to 16 and is English-medium.. Saving money via reducing energy should be a priority for all education organisations. It saves money and furthermore it is imperative in the fight against climate change. Making your school’s greener can be done with simple energy saving technology.

The Issue

At any rate schools catering is one of the major users of energy. Compared  with  the  high  power ratings  of  cooking equipment, refrigeration is relatively small. However, cold storage equipment is in  continuous  use  and  can  represent  a  significant energy cost. Refrigerators and freezers consume significant amounts of energy, especially as they are on 24/7. Indeed regular cleaning and maintenance checks are important but there is still more to be saved.

The Solution

SavaControls are a range of patented fixed speed motor energy loss and modulation controllers. Designed for use on AC induction motors found in particular refrigeration, air-conditioning and air handling equipment. This Energy Saving technology has been manufactured in the UK for over 30 years. It has been used by many education facilities worldwide.

Furthermore Savacontrols are also eligible for Salix funding.